Staff Correspondent: Prominent singer and composer Lucky Akhand has died of a prolonged lung cancer.
The freedom fighter breathed his last at Mitford Hospital in the capital on Friday evening. He was 61 year-old.
Born on June 18 in 1956 in Old Dhaka, Lucky was enlisted as a music composer of HMV Pakistan when he was barely 14 and a musician of HMV India at 16.
In 1971, he joined Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, a radio station that throughout the Liberation War remained engaged in supporting the Liberation War against the Pakistan occupation forces and kept up the morale of Freedom Fighters through patriotic songs.
Today's rock music scene in Bangladesh owes a great deal to Lucky. Some of his noteworthy songs are “Amay Dekona”, “ Ei Neel Monihar”, “ Agey Jodi Jantam ”, “Hridoy Amar”.
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